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  1. A workshop during the April 19 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster will shine light on solar and other green energy. (Photo: Purestock.)

    Green Fair to Host Renewable Energy Workshop

    Apr 5, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Fred Michel, a Wooster-based biosystems engineer with The Ohio State University, has solar panels gleaming on his home and his car.

    He’ll share his experiences with both setups in a Renewable Energy Workshop during the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster.

  2. Since fall 2014, OSU Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on fertilizer application geared to optimize yields and reduce nutrient runoff to improve Ohio water quality. (photo: iStock)

    More Than 10,000 Ohio Farmers Have Received Water Quality Training

    Apr 1, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a little over a year, Ohio State University Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on best practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state. And more training opportunities are scheduled to reach even more farmers.

  3. Ohio State researchers are embarking on a major initiative to determine optimal rates of fertilization on corn, soybeans and wheat. Results should improve both crop production and water quality. (photo: iStock)

    Farmers, Consultants Needed for Major Initiative to Update Fertilizer Guidelines

    Mar 31, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s been 20 years since agronomists have developed fertilizer recommendations in Ohio.

    But now, Ohio State University Extension is embarking on a major initiative to determine the optimal rates of fertilization on the state’s major crops. The goal is to not only maximize farm profitability, but also contribute to improved nutrient management and water quality in the state.

  4. Researchers are working to reduce nutrient runoff to improve water quality. Photo: David Tomashefski, SENR.

    Updating Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index Is Generating Positive Initial Results

    Mar 31, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Maintaining agricultural soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the Tri-State Fertility Guidelines helps lower the concentration of phosphorus that is dissolved in agricultural runoff, according to ongoing research by a soil scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  5. Jay Martin, an ecological engineer with The Ohio State University, poses next to the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, in this 2015 photo. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

    Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

    Mar 30, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem — such as the one that shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in 2014 — could become a problem of the past.

  6. Miscanthus. Photo: CFAES

    Bus Tour Promotes Miscanthus Production Opportunities

    Feb 25, 2016

    JEFFERSON, Ohio – A hybrid perennial bamboo-like plant that grows relatively fast on less-than-ideal soils, is harvested in winter, and is used as a bioenergy and bioproduct crop is gaining popularity among growers in northeast Ohio thanks to its hardy growth, which is allowing marginal farmlands to be put into profitable production.

  7. Photo: Thinkstock

    Demand for Goat Meat on the Rise in Ohio: Conference Offers Training on Meat Goat Production

    Feb 9, 2016

    WILMINGTON, Ohio – The demand for goat meat is on the rise across the Buckeye state, creating a strong market for producers who are able to supply consumers with the specialty meat.

  8. An overall healthful diet, particularly one high in calcium, iron and vitamin C, can mitigate the effects of lead poisoning, especially in children. (photo: iStock)

    How Good Nutrition Can Combat Effects of Lead in Water

    Feb 9, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of ingesting lead from drinking water or any other source, says a registered dietitian nutritionist with Ohio State University Extension. But parents can help limit the health impact by making sure their children eat a well-balanced diet, especially that they get enough calcium, iron and vitamin C.

  9. People need nature to survive, says Conservation International’s M. Sanjayan. He'll speak at Ohio State to an expected audience of more than 1,500. (Photo: Ami Vitale.)

    Media Advisory: Conservation Scientist to Speak at Ohio State Feb. 11

    Feb 9, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — M. Sanjayan, executive vice president and senior scientist with Conservation International, will give a free public talk, “Earth and People: Lessons in Living Together,” to more than 1,500 people — including students, faculty and staff from The Ohio State University and members of the surrounding community — at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Ohio Union on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Reporters are welcome to attend.

  10. Conservation Tillage Conference March 2-3 Offers Tips for Farmers in Tight Economy

    Feb 9, 2016

    ADA, Ohio – High input costs coupled with low grain prices anticipated in 2016 means that growers have to make smarter, calculated choices to grow profitable crops this year.